It’s nice to be appreciated!

We have a massive long list of unsolicited customer testimonials on our ecommerce website at www.artistsuk.co.uk but it isn’t that often we get to see our customers in these days of impersonal Internet ordering. One of our customers was so impressed with the Christmas gift he bought from us for his wife and how happy she was with it he emailed us with a photo of her with the framed print and thanked us for being there to provide it…..

Kathie with her framed Rivendell by Alan Lee

“The print arrived in great shape and has already been framed. I attached a picture of my wife with her print. My wife really loved it and I wanted to thank you for your help in acquiring it. My wife said Alan Lee was a big inspiration for her in her art career. The only problem now is that she can’t decide what room of the house to put it in. She wants to be able to look at it all the time and doesn’t know what room is best. It will probably end up in her Art Studio so that she can look at it while she paints.”

It is nice to be appreciated! Thanks! :-)

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That’s right, at Artists UK DotNet we just invented a new word! The rather longer definition is, “We’ve been so rushed off our feet running www.artistsuk.co.uk that our poor old blog on www.artistsuk.net hasn’t had a look-in for a few days.” In future when we don’t write anything for awhile you’ll know we are on a Blogbreak. Who knows, maybe it’ll be in the dictionary one day. Bet they don’t credit us with inventing it though! :-)

Lost or stolen artwork listings

Another first from Artists UK DotNet! If you are an artist (or even if you’re not) perhaps you have had a piece of artwork, painting etc (or several even!) reported lost or destroyed by a publisher or manufacturer with no evidence. Or maybe the artwork or painting was just plain stolen from your house or exhibition. Whichever it was, at Artists UK DotNet we are offering a free listing service to help in the recovery of such items. Someone out there must know something! Our new section for these listings is here.

This may be of particular use to artists who did not have artwork returned by publishers in the bad old days before the legal requirements came in to do so. Of course, it may be that the current owner has no idea that the artist was never paid and that the artwork still belongs to them. It may be that they acquired it through perfectly honest means as far as they know. But maybe they would feel uncomfortable enough to part with it or make some form of payment if they knew that it had not been legitimatelyacquired from the artist.

If your painting or artwork was stolen then it must be somewhere, someone must know something and the Worldwide Web must be the best of all possible places to try to reach that ‘someone’. There are no guarantees so that is why we do not intend to charge for this service. What have you got to lose? Send us an email with as much information as you have and preferably a small jpg image of the painting or artwork that will come up around 3″ x 4″ on the screen. Make sure you tell us when and where the painting or artwork was lost or stolen as also who might be interested in owning it (so we can include relevant words in the listing to pick up on searches through search engines). We’ll also need your statement in writing in the email that you are the legal owner of this painting or artwork. If you are prepared to offer a reward for the return of this painting or artwork then please let us know how much.

We hope this new service will be of use to artists and art lovers in recovering their property. If you have any comments or suggestions about all this then please click the Comments link and tell us what you think.

Hello world, the Artists UK blog has arrived!

Well, here it is at last! The long awaited Artists UK blog. Somewhere in the world where artists, no matter where they are can get to together and swap ideas and views on a variety of subjects and where we can post articles and news about art and artists. We’ll be putting up ideas for discussion and if you are an artist and are interested in becoming an author on this blog then contact us by email and let us know who you are and what you’d like to be writing about. Of course a pre-requisite is being able to write in English. Sorry about that but although my French is very good and I’ve a bit of German etc it would get confusing if we kept swapping languages so it’ll have to be English (or as close as we manage to get to it anyway!! :-)) So; for starters, any of you artists out there with comments about where this blog could go and what you’d like to see here can start adding comments as a contributor. We’ll be posting our first articles here within the next week or so …

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